Office Hour with Waterloo Engineering alumnus Rob Otway (BASc ‘85), Executive Vice President at Bird Construction on “Follow Your Own Path"

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Waterloo Engineering students and alumni are invited to participate in an exclusive virtual Office Hour with Waterloo Engineering alumnus Rob Otway (BASc 1985, Civil Engineering), Executive Vice President Buildings West at Bird Construction, who will discuss “Follow Your Own Path”.

During this Office Hour, Rob Otway will talk about his career journey from his time earning his BASc at the University of Waterloo to where he is now Executive Vice President at Bird Construction. Rob will take participants down his unique career path, the twists and turns along the way and the life and career lessons he learned by failing often. Join fellow alumni and students for this virtual Office Hour to gain access to Rob’s experience and career advice. 

Join fellow alumni and students for this virtual office hour to hear Rob’s story. RSVP to receive the MS Teams link to join. Please bring your questions for an engaging conversation!

Join the Waterloo Engineering Hub (powered by Ten Thousand Coffees) to gain access to this Office Hour. If you are already a member of the Waterloo Engineering Hub, please sign in to RSVP.

Rob Otway (BASc '85)

Rob Otway, P.Eng., GSC, ICD.D
BASc 1985, Civil Engineering
Executive Vice President
Bird Construction


Rob Otway is a professional engineer who has devoted 36 years to the construction industry. In his role as Executive Vice President for Bird Construction, Rob is responsible for all buildings and special project operations within British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. Previously, he spent 25 years with PCL Construction in various executive and project management positions, including executive oversight of PCLs corporate sustainability strategy. Rob graduated from the University of Waterloo (BASc 1985) and is a recent graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) Directors Education Program.

Connect with Rob Otway on LinkedIn.